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The Most In-Demand Skills in Digital Leadership
​Leadership is a driving factor in the success of a business particularly in this age of digital. The pace of change means that today's leaders need to be reactive and proactive in the face of challenges. Find out 8 key traits of a successful digital leader.

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Talent Spotting

Digital leaders don’t have to do everything themselves, but they must be able to spot the areas of their organization that need improving. Moreover, they need to be able to hire an...

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Adaptability

Sudden changes in the industry can disrupt the status quo, potentially derailing the success of your organization. In these situations a leader must remain flexible and adaptable, ready to make ...

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Risk-Taking

Putting speed and innovation ahead of tried-and-tested business practices often makes leaders cautious. However, in a fast-changing world, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not tak...

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Innovation

With the fast pace of change in the digital age, leadership must be willing to try new technologies and adapt their approach to creating a digital workplace, or risk obsolescence.

The ...

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4. Strategy

Digital leaders must be able to unite the organization and nurture a digital culture that embraces change. For that to happen, a clear, coherent strategy outlining their digital agenda is essential...

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Digital Literacy

Most CEOs think their businesses are being disrupted by digital business models and that they lack the right skills, leaders, or operating structures to adapt.

Being from an older generation,...

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Vision

If you have the vision and can creatively weave a vivid picture that makes people believe what you believe, then the chance of success is significantly greater.

As a leader trying to c...

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Communication

To be successful in the digital age leaders need to be present, use the technology at hand, and build a strong network of communication from the top of an organization to its bottom.

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Skills Needed In Digital Leaders

  • Work together, complement each other, and function as a team.
  • Able to operate on and enable environments that are more dynamic, team-centric, and connected.
  • Lead and build teams and partner with the broader ecosystems, keep people connected and engaged, and drive a culture of innovation, learning, and continuous improvement.
  • Lead a workforce that includes contractors, the contingent workforce, and crowd talent.
  • Understand how different business functions, industries, and technologies come together to form solutions.
  • Comfortable and competent with risk-taking.

Demographics And Leadership Destiny

Millennials expect to be developed via opportunities, mentoring, and stretch assignments. However that is hard to come by in top-heavy companies. 

Most millennials think their roles provide little development while most companies report they have excellent or adequate programs for Millennials.

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Thin The Herd

It’s okay for a leader to be loyal to their employees as long as their first loyalty is to the health and success of the company. Exceptions aside, outsourcing in general costs less, allows for ...

Question The Foundation

Most businesses don’t need to own its IT infrastructure because the cost of access has plummeted to the point it is often economically irresponsible to do so. The new digital leader points to the higher level of service and lower costs achieved through external partnerships.

You should be embracing cloud infrastructure and getting out of facility management.

Characteristics Of Digital Leadership

Characteristics Of Digital Leadership
  • Recognising that digital is not always about scale of flashy projects, it’s about transforming people and ways of working
  • Developing digital skills across the organization, not just wi...

Digital Leadership & Transformation

Leaders nowadays need to understand technology as much as they understand money, HR, or the law, in order to make confident, informed and effective decisions for their organization and users.

Skills development is a continuous process for leaders as they need enough understanding to recognise their skill gaps and identify what can help their projects and organizations to thrive.